Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It's STILL a Hot Wednesday Desk

Yeah, we've hit a record 10 days of over 105*F and no rain in site for the next 10 days or more.  We did get a sprinkle last week and even seen some clouds but they weren't rain clouds. 

But I'm staying in as much as possible after the temperature hits 100*F and working at my desk or at various things.  And since this is Wednesday I get to travel to locations all over the U.S. and Europe and visit desks!!  Thanks to Julia at the Stamping Ground (who has been on vacation in Arizona and Utah) for bringing so many together! And she's been doing this for 422 weeks!!!

I am preparing to hold an Open House to celebrate our new catalog from the company I'm an independent demonstrator (we're known as coaches) with.  It's taking place on July 14 so I'm working on the Make 'N Take here.  Far left is my paper trimmer in front of my Cricut, then sets of PanPastels in a media bag. Center is a "step out board" with pictures of the Make 'N Take step by step to make it easier for those making the cards. Then far right is my ATG adhesive gun (usually it's standing but it was in use), and finally my Amaze die cut machine.  As to the back of the picture, stuff, Copic markers, ink pads, and more.

And here's the card:

I used a new die and text stamp that will be available starting July 1.  The Dahlia and leaves are hold overs from our soon retiring catalog but I really like this set.

Here you can see the Sparkle Silk (kinda like a liquid glitter) that I just LOVE!  I have 2 more bottles as the one I am using is now only half full.  I've used the dickens out of it!

Ok, I'm done.  Please head over to the Stamping Ground for the links to many other desks and lots of great projects! I'll be around later as I have an exterminator coming by this morning to spray for those itty bitty ants as they're on my kitchen counters! And all over around the house.  After 3 weeks of looking for them I finally called for help.



glitterandglue said...

Hi Carol. Hope the exterminator manages to do all that's necessary to rid you of the ants! They really are a pesky nuisance when in the house. Your temperatures are incredible - very sensible to stay inside... I don't cope once it goes above around 70 - so over 100 would just about finish me! I love the card - and wish I was able to come to your open house...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #

Jan said...

What a great desk. TFS Happy WOYWW xx Jan (31)

Plush Possum Studio said...

I like that "Sparkle SIlk" very pretty. The only real success I've ever had at being able to get rid of those pesky ants has been using 2 products: ant traps and 20 Mule team Borax. The two combined work nicely. I had this problem last month and today I remain ant-free! As I like to keep saying, "I fit's got 6 or 8 legs or more, and it's entered my home, it's dead!" Lolz
Rose #22

Lynn Holland said...

My mums house is plagued with ants every year as are her neighbours. Not nice.
All we've seen in Lancashire uk is rain. So much for summer
Lynn 42

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Lovely card. Unlike where you are it has poured it down with rain today though to be honest we needed it. Have a great woyww and a happy crafty week, Angela x18x

Bubbles said...

The sparkle silk is indeed very very pretty - and it shows up wonderfully on that gorgeous card :)
Have a wonderful WOYWW Wednes-YAY!!!
Bubbles #1

Dorlene Durham said...

Your cards are always so nice. When you get a chance, email me at I have purchased Fun Journey Stamps directly from the company before and I'd love to use you as a "coach" if that helps your business. I don't buy all the time, but I do love the products. In fact, I'll be featuring a card on July 1st using one of the stamps. Dorlene #36

May said...

I hope the wee army of ants are evicted soon... I'm not sure how I would cope in the heat you are having well done to you for still creating in it... Love your card and the stamps are beautiful.. Keep cool.. in little old England I can assure you it's very Have a fun creative week ahead... May #11

Anonymous said...

I wish I could send you some of our rain. I'm getting ready to build an ark! We have water in our backyard and in the ditch. The water level on the bay is high. I love the flower card.
Take Care, Gail from Michigan

Lindart said...

I've been hearing about the heat in Arizona, it must be awful. Thankfully we are more temperate, with lots of rain (I will try and send some your way), but we could use a little of your heat! Your make and take is very cute, I'm sure it will "wow" the one who make them! I remember when I first discovered stamping it was embossing that "wowed" me! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #35

Shoshi said...

While you are baking hot, we are cold and wet here in the UK. We had a heatwave (at least, for us!) last week and now it's freezing again! At least we haven't got ants. Love the cards. Thank you for visiting - I'm glad you like my desk and the new kitty tree! We saw our new kittens for the first time yesterday and I've just blogged about them.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #11